Title: Prioritizing Storage Media for Digital Archiving and Preservation
Author(s): Leo Konstantelos and Emma Yan
Abstract: This paper summarizes our efforts to-date at Archives & Special Collections, University of Glasgow, to develop a methodology and tool for prioritizing archival processing of digital collections stored in physical storage media. We present the sources and process we used to develop the methodology, and outline the functionality of a prototypical tool to generate prioritization scores.
Type: Short Paper
Title: (How) It Works! A manifesto .. towards establishing a functional software collection at the Vienna museum of science and technology
Author(s): Almut Schilling and Nika Maltar
Abstract: This paper presents the decision-making process involved in establishing a software collection and archive at the Vienna museum of science and technology. The museum’s collecting activities have been limited to the collection of tangible heritage. The current preservation strategy defines the functionality of a collected object solely as its own material manifestation. That is why the museum keeps its physical collection in a powered off state to preserve its integrity and functionality for the future.
To integrate a functional software collection and archive into this theoretical framework, we discussed applied terminology and developed a manifesto to build on a solid theoretical foundation.
Type: Short Paper
Title: Tipping Point: Have we gone past the point where we can handle the Digital Preservation Deluge?
Author(s): Paul Stokes, Karen Colbron, Stephen Abrams, Helen Hockx-Yu, Matthew Addis, Nancy McGovern, Tim Gollins, William Kilbride and Kate Murray
Abstract: The world today is faced with an insurmountable problem. There is too much digital “stuff” in existence for us to even handle in any sort of meaningful way, let alone curate and preserve. We have reached (or perhaps even gone beyond) the data processing tipping point. There is an enormous amount of data already in existence and unimaginably more being generated every day. This panel proposal (and accompanying poster) is intended to explore this doomsday data scenario with a group of experts in the field of Digital Preservation and related disciplines with a view to deciding if it is true and what can be done about it.
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Thursday, September 21